KUALA LUMPUR – The remains of Kim Jong-Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, could not be repatriated to Macau today due to a cargo technical issue.
The body was released on Sunday by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for repatriation to his family, more than a month after he was assassinated with a deadly nerve agent at klia2 on Feb 13, 2017.
However, in a twist to the tale, Jong-Nam’s body was believed to have been brought back to the HKL mortuary last night at around 9.15pm after it had been released the day before.
Sources close to the case said that the body had been taken to the KLIA cargo terminal today where it would have made its way to its final resting place in Macau.
However, due to a cargo technical issue on the flight, the body could not be loaded onboard and was then brought back to the mortuary.
The sources also revealed that the repatriation of the body will be done by Wednesday.
It is believed that the arrangements were made by Wisma Putra which is liaising with Jong-Nam’s family to receive the 45-year-old victim’s body in Macau.
Two women – Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah – were charged with Jong-Nam’s murder on March 1. – The Sun